Role of organic cotton for sustainable cotton supply chain - efforts by CottonConnect - Projects
Updated : October 2020
This article explores the role of CottonConnect, a leading organization for organic cotton cultivation. The organization provides solutions to a number of cotton farmers for shifting to organic through training, enabling access to information and linking to market partners.
It covers in detail the training programmes organized by them and their positive outcomes on the supply chain, environment, economics and social. Detailed case studies on organic farms in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are provided.
It also highlights some of the initiatives taken by the organization including driving scale by working with local governments, collaborating with C&A for developing testing and certification systems and their experience with leading brands such as Kering to build an organic cotton platform.
The report concludes that collaboration is the key to enhance the scalability of organic cotton cultivation and CottonConnect is working towards these initiatives by collaborating with C&A and other leading organizations, while also connecting organic cotton farmers to global markets.